Never Drop Your Guard It should be the best day of their lives. Too bad they never get to see it. On the cusp of their twenty-first birthday, he strikes. His victims are always twins, their ritualistic murders planned in exquisite detail, down to the moment when they breathe their last together... Never Close Your Eyes A possibly innocent man is in prison, and Brianna Hayward needs to convince the New Orleans police. Not just to free her cousin, but to save others who will suffer until the true culprit is found. Reporter Jase Bridges is intrigued. It’s a story that could make his career—as long as Brianna never guesses the secret in Jase’s past... ...Or You’ll Never See Him Coming Detective Rick Bentz had doubts about the “21” conviction when he worked the case in L.A. Now the real murderer may be loose in Bentz’s backyard. Twin sisters from All Saints College have vanished on the eve of their twenty-first birthday. And as Bentz and his partner, Reuben Montoya, desperately follow the trail, a killer prepares to unite his next victims in death forever...
DETERMINED DAD! Loner Cash Langley trusted and loved far too few. So when he lost his family—all but his precious orphaned niece—he was eager to build his world around the infant girl. But the baby was left in the custody of Jane Everett, his sister's closest friend! Shocked and outraged, Cash insisted that he should raise the child. As tender-hearted Jane struggled to resist Cash's demands, she prayed to understand heaven's plan. Could her steadfast love warm his cold heart—and bring faith to his chilly soul? Welcome to Love Inspired™—stories about life, faith and love that will lift your spirits and gladden your heart!
Autumn Goldschmidt had everything going for her, her dreams where full, her family and friends were right by her side, nothing was going to stop her, she felt on top of the world knowing her whole life was ahead of her, but that all changed on that dreadful night when she was left all alone after her parents passed away in a car accident. If that wasnt enough, she was then ripped away from the only other family and life she knew. Autumns aunt and uncle had made the choice to ship her off to a boarding school telling her it was in her best interest. Autumn wanted to stay and had begged them to let her stay with them, but once the cab door was shut and she was closed off from the only family she knew, she allowed the walls to build up around her heart and she vowed never to return to Jackson, Montana ever again. Autumn started her life over in Homer, Nevada where she opened a small little shop, where she threw herself into her work. She made a point not to make friends or see anyone. Her life had become her shop until her best friend Nichole asked her to come back to Jackson, Montana where all her dreams had disappeared and her abandonment issues started. Once Autumn was back in Jackson Montana, she had all her raw emotions she tried to bury dead inside of her, seep out and things started to happen to her once more.
Release on 2005-02-22 | by Keith Ferrazzi,Tahl Raz
And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
Author: Keith Ferrazzi,Tahl Raz
Pubpsher: Crown Business
Category: Business & Economics
Do you want to get ahead in life? Climb the ladder to personal success? The secret, master networker Keith Ferrazzi claims, is in reaching out to other people. As Ferrazzi discovered early in life, what distinguishes highly successful people from everyone else is the way they use the power of relationships—so that everyone wins. In Never Eat Alone, Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps—and inner mindset—he uses to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates on his Rolodex, people he has helped and who have helped him. The son of a small-town steelworker and a cleaning lady, Ferrazzi first used his remarkable ability to connect with others to pave the way to a scholarship at Yale, a Harvard MBA, and several top executive posts. Not yet out of his thirties, he developed a network of relationships that stretched from Washington’s corridors of power to Hollywood’s A-list, leading to him being named one of Crain’s 40 Under 40 and one of Davos’ Global Leader for Tomorrow. Ferrazzi's form of connecting to the world around him is based on generosity, helping friends connect with other friends. Ferrazzi distinguishes genuine relationship-building from the crude, desperate glad-handling usually associated with “networking.” He then distills his system of reaching out to people into practical, proven principles. Among them: Don’t keep score: It’s never simply about getting what you want. It’s about getting what you want and making sure that the people who are important to you get what they want, too. “Ping” constantly: The Ins and Outs of reaching out to those in your circle of contacts all the time—not just when you need something. Never eat alone: The dynamics of status are the same whether you’re working at a corporation or attending a society event— “invisibility” is a fate worse than failure. In the course of the book, Ferrazzi outlines the timeless strategies shared by the world’s most connected individuals, from Katherine Graham to Bill Clinton, Vernon Jordan to the Dalai Lama. Chock full of specific advice on handling rejection, getting past gatekeepers, becoming a “conference commando,” and more, Never Eat Alone is destined to take its place alongside How to Win Friends and Influence People as an inspirational classic.
One of the things I learned on this thousand-mile walk is I am only vulnerable when I hide and, I hide when I feel threatened, not up to the challenge, or I am ashamed about something. Also, I realized as humans, most of us are always host to at least one if not all three conditions that invest heavily in our sense of guilt, shame and fear. These conditions exist greatly because of the ill will that we have projected and invested in the image of our own creation, not understanding the power we put into such an investment, nor do many of us have the spiritual understanding of the spoken and unspoken word, and its internal and external power over our thought processes as well as our behavior. On the other hand, I believe with positivism one can disinvest in all ones negativity. One cannot do harm to ones neighbor without doing harm to ones own character, self-esteem, emotional and mental stability; ones own sense of self is diminished. Let us step out of fear and free the heart; free the heart and step into the power of ones eternal-self and you are, once again, walking in humanity, in spirit, reflecting the loving image of Spirit, not the confusion we have placed upon such a concept.
Never Alone shares Cassidy B.'s story of addiction and salvation written in verse form. Her poetry explores the challenges that many addicts face. Most reach a turning point at which only they can answer the question of whether or not they suffer from the disease of addiction. It may take months or even years to come to this self-realization, and during that time the tumultuous disease of addiction can destroy families, loved ones, and individuals, affecting many more people who live and work around the addict as well. Even so, from the lowest of lows, it is possible to create miracles in our lives through the process of recovery. Through her poetry, Cassidy B. expresses the loneliness and despair of an addict's life and the light of recovery that only few are able to experience. Never Alone illustrates the roller coaster of emotions that many must face if they stay long enough to experience the gifts and beauty that can be achieved through willingness to change their lives.